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Planned simplification of business visa rules and administration

January 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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06-02-2008 - The Danish Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs set up a task force in June 2007 to look at options for slimming down business and tourist visa rules and administration.

The resultant report, which was published in January 2008 by the Ministry, proposed the following recommendations: 

  • Establishing an advance clearance procedure to make it easier and quicker for business to have visa nationals visit them on business
  • Easing requirements as to the number of days allocated for business purposes in connection with combined business and leisure visits to Denmark
  • Reducing application time by setting up a hotline between Danish embassies and consulates general abroad and the Danish Immigration Service, increasing the amount of information available on the Danish Immigration Service website and various other measures
  • Exploring the possibilities of empowering Danish embassies and consulates general to deny visas

The intention is to implement all of the task force's recommendations during 2008 to improve service levels and speed up the visa process.

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Norrbom Vinding will, of course, be reporting on the progress of this initiative and any legislative or administrative changes in this area.

Marianne Granhøj

This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such